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Following the green path

According to the outgoing director of Colombia’s National Planning Department (DNP), Luis Fernando Mejía, the only sustainable way to achieve Colombia’s growth, is the Green Growth.

 

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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Fracking in the Duque era?

Colombia’s new Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente), Ricardo Lozano, and new Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas), Maria Fernanda Suarez, openly spoke about the controversial topic of fracking.

 

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Parex environmental compensation

Environmental compensation of the oil sector has been a difficult issue to develop in the country, but it seems like this topic is thriving, and the environment will be the main beneficiary. Parex announced an important environmental compensation project in the department of Casanare.

 

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
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Colombia welcomes a new MinAmbiente

Ricardo José Lozano was appointed as the new Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente).

 

Monday, August 13th, 2018
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More anti-fracking bills in Congress

The development of unconventional projects is one of the main alternatives to resolve concerns about oil self-sufficiency in the long term in Colombia. However, this has generated much controversy over the use of techniques such as fracking and Colombian politicians are discussing this issue.

 

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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ACIPET speaks out on fracking

The Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers (ACIPE) talked on the possibility of implementing fracking in Colombia. Julio Cesar Vera, President of ACIPET, spoke on this subject in an event about heavy crude in Bogotá.

 

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Habitat banks

The National Agency of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) ruled on environmental obligations in the country. Luis Gilberto Murillo, Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente) spoke about this decision and its positive effects on key issues such as investment and the environment.

 

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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August starts with a negative report on environmental issues

A fracture in the TransAndino pipeline caused an environmental emergency in Puerto Boyacá (Boyacá). Local locals warned about the dumping of a considerable amount of oil in the area. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

 

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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ECP on La Lizama

ECP on La Lizama

The minor oil spill from the Lizama well generated a controversy between environmentalists, inhabitants and people against the sector. Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) announced the actions taken to compensate for the damage.

 

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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UN talks La Lizama

According to the UN, the environmental emergency in La Lizama was not “big” in comparison with others that occurred in Colombia and Latin America. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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